Enjoy Now to 2028/2030
To the classically stylish blending of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the winemaking team at Tahbilk have added a dash of Shiraz.
The result is a flavoursome and sinuous wine that resonates with notes of mint, herbs and spices on a fleshy dark fruits palate alive with plummy undertones and a hint of warm earthiness.
Totally delicious now with full-bodied dishes or cellar to 2028/2030 to realise added complexity.
There are few Australians who will forget the 2019/2020 summer as bushfires burnt across the Eastern seaboard after a dry winter and spring. Thankfully there were no fires in central Victoria, and although it was smoky at times in Nagambie Lakes, Tahbilk fruit was not affected by smoke taint.
The dry winter and spring had our vineyard staff diligently monitoring soil moisture and irrigating when necessary. January and February saw temperatures fluctuating from blazing hot 40 degrees plus days to very mild 20-degree days.
Initially the very hot days seemed to slow the ripening but, similar to recent vintages, we commenced picking in early February.
The unforgiving season continued through harvest, with tropical storms resulting in weekly rainfall that, whilst irritating to the Vineyard and Winery crews, was not enough to significantly impact yields or initiate disease.
All varieties came in with excellent colour and flavour and 2020 will be a vintage of very good whites and terrific reds – not unusual for a dry season.